The Department of Technology Services (DTS) now provides a Docker environment. See more here. This shared environment hosts container applications based on Docker software technology. Docker automates the deployment of applications inside software containers. It works by wrapping a piece of software in a complete file system (i.e., container). That container contains everything needed to run the software, including code, runtime, system tools, system libraries—basically anything that can be installed on a server. This guarantees that the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment. It is both innovative and economical and will save time in deploying and building applications.